HOW TO: GARDEN HEADBOARD.

by Jamila Pierre


You will need to pick out the frames you want to use, and remove the backing and glass.

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You will also have to select what color themed synthetic flowers you want to use.

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Choose what fabric you want to have as the background to hold the flowers in place. (I chose an off white, gold glitter, tulle fabric)

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You will also need some hot glue sticks.

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And last but not least, with the exception of the scissors I forgot to include, you'll need a hot glue gun. It's best to get one that has a stand, I got mine at a 99 cent store.

**IMPORTANT: Please keep in mind that this tool is not meant for children to use without the supervision of parents/ guardian, and it gets extremely hot at the tip so please refrain from touching that part. Also, keep a piece of scrap under the tip of the gun. I used the original backing of the frame as a table guard so that the glue wouldn't get stuck to my table.

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 Flip the frame upside down.

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 Measure out the fabric to the frame and cut the fabric accordingly.

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Begin the hot gluing at the far corners of the frame and place the fabric, you just measured and cut, onto the glue. Hold it down securely until it becomes slightly cooled and move on to the rest of the corners repeating the same steps. Once the glue has finally hardened you can add more security if you want by hot gluing any other pieces down. 

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Cut off the excess.

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Flip it over and this is what it should look like.

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Take bunches of the flowers and twist them together, you can twist together as many bunches as you want to get the desired effect you're looking for. I ended up doing three.

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As a guide, position the flowers how you want them to look and hot glue the bunches of flowers down.

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Let dry and then you're done!

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As an added bonus I made one with a different flower using the same technique.

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And finally, the piece de resistance!

Garden inspired headboard made by me. Comforter set from Target. Lamp bases from Family Dollar. Lamp shades from Target. Nightstands from Family Dollar.

Garden inspired headboard made by me.

Comforter set from Target.

Lamp bases from Family Dollar.

Lamp shades from Target.

Nightstands from Family Dollar.

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